The November 2020 election has been dubbed one of the most historic elections. For many, this election feels like a dramatic turning point that can alter the strides toward racial and economic justice, LGBTQI+ rights, and healthcare access, women’s rights, and climate change science.

Regardless of the outcome of the election, this At the Table session is a gathering place for us to discuss where we are right now. How are we feeling? What do we need to feel supported? What do we need to move forward? We aim to create a virtual space that serves all our needs—be they to celebrate, commiserate, or organize. Join us for an At the Table: Sip + Chat. Bring your own beverage, and let’s talk post-election steps. 

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020 

Time: 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.  

Space is limited. Please register by November 5.

At the Table is a series of virtual dinners and facilitated conversations that aim to build community and embrace vulnerability during these difficult times. The series is co-facilitated by MFA students Aca Carle, Japheth Asiedu-Kwarteng, Peytin Fitzgerald, Priscilla Lo, and Assistant Professor of Nonwestern/Global Art History Kantara Souffrant. These virtual dinners and discussions gather individuals across ISU and the Bloomington-Normal community to dine and discuss the evening’s chosen topic. A recipe, curated and adapted by Priscilla Lo, accompanies each event. Participants will receive recipes and non-perishable ingredients to create the meals before the discussion begins. Every participant will also receive a handmade bowl made by Japheth Asiedu-Kwarteng with support from Priscilla Lo. Each meal and conversation topic is different, but the goal is to host a communal space that welcomes conversations across differences. We aim to be a space for listening, learning, and respecting each other’s humanity.    

At the Table is sponsored by the Wonsook Kim School of Art, University Galleries, Green Top Grocery, and Bloomington Hy-Vee. 

Future Topics + Dates:  

  • Sunday, November 22 (Topic: What America Means to YouMeal: Chili Lime Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Black Beans)    
  • Sunday, December 20 (Topic: Creating Inclusive SpacesMeal: Breakfast for Dinner)